Nov. 3, 2010. From November 12-16, 2010 The Artist Series of Sarasota in association with The Chopin Project will proudly present concerts, films and special events as part of the international celebration of the Fryderyk Chopin Year.
The programs will feature six acclaimed Chopin Project pianists: Arthur Greene, Dmitri Vorobiev, Xiaofeng Wu, Olga Kleiankina, Svetlana Smolina and Maxim Mogilevsky; and two guest soloists, cellist Abraham Feder, and soprano Hein Jung.
- Hear Arthur Greene play the exquisitely poignant and almost unknown “Valse melancolique” in F-sharp Minor (1838). He will perform this with other Chopin rarities in the Monday evening program November 15 at 7:30PM.
Friday, Nov. 12 – 7:30PM: Opening performance and reception — Arthur Greene in solo recital featuring Chopin’s Four Ballades at the beautiful USF Sarasota-Manatee Rotunda;
Saturday, Nov. 13 – 2PM: A screening of the 1945 Academy Award winning Chopin biography “A Song to Remember.” Historic Asolo Theatre;
Saturday, Nov. 13 — 7:30PM: “An Evening with the Artists” – Live performance, conversation, and a festive Polish themed dinner, at a unique Sarasota residence.
Sunday, Nov. 14 — 2PM: “Chopin’s Europe” — Historic Asolo Theatre – Concert and multi-media presentation with Chopin Project pianists performing Chopin rarities and favorites – with full-stage images from the new book, “Chopin’s Europe” depicting the regions in Europe where Chopin lived, loved and composed – with live narration.
Sunday & Tuesday, Nov. 14 and 16 – 7:30PM – Historic Asolo Theatre – “Chopin: Favorites and Rarities” — 2 different programs featuring all six Chopin Project pianists.
Monday, Nov. 15 – 7:30PM – Sarasota Opera House: Chopin Spectacular: More Favorites and Rarities. Six Chopin Project pianists and guest soloists, soprano Hein Jung and cellist, Abraham Feder.